Cooperative Clinical Trials

  • Casey J. Allen
  • Giampaolo Perri
  • Matthew H. G. KatzEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Cooperative clinical trials play a major role in advancing knowledge in the fields of medicine and surgery. The National Cancer Institute provides a robust infrastructure to help carry out these important studies for cancer, although multicenter trials certainly can be conducted outside of this mechanism with enough planning and coordination. In addition to the inherent value of the education and contribution to the scientific field, involvement in cooperative group research affords the opportunities for networking and mentorship, leadership training and career development, scientific discovery and funding, all of which can add to personal career satisfaction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Casey J. Allen
    • 1
  • Giampaolo Perri
    • 1
  • Matthew H. G. Katz
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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